REVIEW

ARCON | Privileged Access Management

ARCON | Privileged Access Management provides powerful protection against unauthorized access to critical corporate systems.

Editor's Score
5/5

By Expert Insights
Updated Sep 21, 2022

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Expert Insights Verdict

5/5

ARCON | Privileged Access Management is a strong PAM solution praised for its ease of use for both end users and IT admins. It provides powerful protection against unauthorized access to critical corporate systems, with in-built MFA and SSO so as not to compromise on productivity. The solution supports Windows and Linux/Unix servers, databases, switches and routers.


Pros
  • Automatic credential generation and rotation
  • Native OTP authentication
  • Remote session monitoring

Cons
  • Limit on active privileged sessions that can run at once
  • Supports Windows and Linux/Unix servers but not macOS servers

Overview

ARCON | Privileged Access Management (PAM) is a privileged access management solution that allows IT admins to authorize, manage and monitor the activities of privileged users. The solution enables organizations to assign “just in time” privileges and implement the principle of least privilege across all user accounts, helping prevent the exploit of privileged credentials by cybercriminals trying to gain unauthorized access to high-tier corporate accounts. ARCON | PAM also helps organizations to prove compliance with data protection standards and regulations such as PCI-DSS, HIPAA, ISO 27001 and GDPR, which require businesses to protect data using role- and rule-based access.

Privileged Access Management - An Overview

Features

Password Vaulting

ARCON | PAM’s password vault generates and securely stores strong passwords that are automatically and regularly changed to remove the risk of standing privileges, and securely allow one-time access to critical systems without users having to share credentials manually. Authorized users can access the vault after verifying their identities via ARCON’s native one-time-password (OTP) multi-factor authentication (MFA) validation system, or through an integrated third-party MFA solution.

Granular Access Controls

Granular rule- and role-based access controls enable admins to restrict the areas of the network that each privileged user is allowed to access. This helps IT managers and security teams to gain an exact overview as to which users have access to which systems. It also limits the damage that can be caused should a threat actor hack into a privileged user’s account; even if they bypass the MFA process and gain access to the password vault, they won’t be able to access all critical systems.

Session Monitoring

Session monitoring gives admins a comprehensive insight into the actions of privileged users when logged into the privileged access environment. Additionally, all activities performed by administrators can be viewed in real-time. This enables admins to quickly identify and investigate any suspicious activity.

Audit Trails

ARCON | PAM’s reporting engine provides detailed analytics of every instance of privileged access to critical systems, enabling IT admins to easily generate and maintain comprehensive audit trails of each privileged session for regular audits as well as compliance monitoring.

Ease Of Use

Customers praise ARCON | PAM for its simple initial setup, intuitive interface and the ease with which end users can securely and remotely access target systems and servers. The biggest challenge that users report is the limit on the number of live privileged sessions possible at one time; if there are too many sessions running, an active user’s session must be terminated before another can gain access.

Pricing

Pricing for ARCON | Privileged Access Management is available upon request from the ARCON sales team.

Password Vault - An ARCON | PAM Feature

Final Verdict

ARCON | Privileged Access Management’s MFA-protected password vault effectively eliminates the risk of unsecure password sharing and the use of standing credentials, helping prevent unauthorized access to target systems, while the comprehensive auditing tools make it easy for admins to prove compliance with various data protection standards. The platform is easy to deploy and maintain, and ARCON also offers 24/7 support to all clients without differentiating between tiers for technical support. As such, we recommend ARCON | PAM to any sized organization, running primarily Windows and Linux/Unix servers, looking to implement a privileged access management tool.


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Privileged Access Management

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arconnet.com

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2006

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Mumbai

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SMB and enterprise

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